Our values

What makes us


Our kaiako are all qualified and registered, they are a part of our team because they are passionate, dedicated and strive to achieve the best outcomes for ākonga. Our kaiako in the nursery and preschool strives to ensure that our whole extended team work as one big whānau. We value the individual strengths of our kaiako and how they implement these on a daily basis to uphold our local curriculum values – Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Taha Hinengaro, Kaitiakitanga and Ūkaipōtanga. 

Tonia and Murray are the owners and actively contribute to the daily running of James  Street, our Centre Manager oversees the day-to-day operations and is supported by a Nursery Team Leader and centre-wide Curriculum Leader.  

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If you have a desire to make a difference and are committed to creating a positive impact on ākonga, we would love to hear from you.

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We recognise that choosing an early childhood provider can be a challenging decision.

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No matter if your ākonga is a few months or years away from early childhood education, enquire today for your best chance to get a spot on our waitlist.

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Nestled in the stunning coastal community of Redcliffs, the James Street Preschool and Nursery is located in a truly special place. We invite you to explore our unique environment and meet our friendly kaiako.

Come and see for yourself why James Street Preschool and Nursery is the perfect choice for your whānau!